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Beaulieu Vineyard BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Average vine age is 37 years. In order to retain the advantage of older vines, the renewal of the vines is not done in lots, but periodically throughout the vineyard. Each vine that is replaced is identified by a yellow plastic ring, making them easily identifiable so they can be harvested before the main harvest in order to avoid any confusion. This isolation of the young vines continues for 8 years. The 124 acres produce around 20,000 cases.

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    Medium-bodied, with cedar, anise and sage-laced cherry and berry flavors that fall into the simple-but-pleasing category. Drink now through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 14,000 cases made.

    almost 5 years
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    just awesome now

    over 6 years
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    Very Good

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2000 Vintage) BV's flagship offering, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve reveals a saturated ruby/purple color along with an intriguing perfume of black currants, lead pencil shavings, loamy soil, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and elegant, this Bordeaux-styled Cabernet finishes a bit short. The aromatics suggest a 90-point wine, and the flavors and finish something in the upper eighties. While it will not rank alongside any of the great BV Private Reserves from the fifties, sixties, seventies, or early eighties, it is a positive development for this historic estate. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Impressive for its stylish delicacy, finesse and subtle details, this firm red offers complex loamy earth, cherry, currant and plum flavors that build and gain traction on the finish, where the tannins have a pleasing loamy edge.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage)